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    Laser colour printer

    Anyone brought one recently? Looking for £350 max pref duplex and networked, decent photo printing.

    Our lexmark 352's transfer belt has failed after 2 years and 68,000 sheets with a cost of £170 to replace

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    We've got HP2020ns which have proved pretty good. Probably at the top end of your price range though

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    You'll struggle to get one with duplex as well within that bracket (and bear in mind, cheap printers tend to have higher running costs).

    Looked at LnL (lnlprinterweb.co.uk)? We have a few of their Konica Minolta printers (just recently got 2 of the latest 5650ENs) which are fantastic and have excellent economy, and come with network, within the price bracket you're looking at (£321 I think for the printer and starter (6k) carts). You technically don't own the printer, however we have bought one we leased after the 3yr period very, very cheap and it's still running. All parts and labour covered for the 3yr period too.

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    Saw this in the latest CPC leaflet.

    DELL|3110CN|PRINTER, COLOUR LASER 3110CN, | CPC

    Add on the cost of a duplex unit, which seem to come in at around £150, and you'll be within your price range.

    Seems to be a bulky printer though.

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    simon at cp will give you a great price
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    Anyone brought one recently?
    Second-hand HP 4600n off eBay - there's a bunch listed, all professionally refurbished. Around £200-odd each with duplex and networking. Our art / photography department gets on with theirs just fine.

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    Don't think we can buy anything off ebay that's more than petty cash value, we have to do paper orders

    Just been looking at the Kyocera fsc5100 - anyone got one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    Don't think we can buy anything off ebay that's more than petty cash value, we have to do paper orders
    These people:

    HP Colour LaserJet 4600N 4600 N Colour A4 Printer on eBay, also, Printers, Computing (end time 11-Mar-09 14:06:00 GMT)

    Will fax you an invoice if you ring them.

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    i swear by the 4600 & 4650 printers, excellent they last for ever.

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    Right made up my mind HP cp3505n - no longer made but a local school have 4 and swear by them.

    Misco are showing as in stock but that's not always a sign they have them. Managed to find an unnetworked one so next question would having to use a print server make a huge difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    Right made up my mind HP cp3505n - no longer made but a local school have 4 and swear by them.

    Misco are showing as in stock but that's not always a sign they have them. Managed to find an unnetworked one so next question would having to use a print server make a huge difference?
    we can beat misco's pricing if you pm me your details I'll send over a quote for you and we have that model in stock with free next day delivery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    a local school have 4 and swear by them.
    I'm just getting this mental image of a chap in a dock at a court, with his hand on a laser printer, solemnly swearing to tell the truth...

    would having to use a print server make a huge difference?
    Variable. The model 2 of the Netgear PS101 seems to work fine. The model 1 crashes at least once a day. If you have an old PC floating around spare you could maybe use that - add a £30 scanner and a cheap IntelliPlug clone from eBay and you have a scan server, too.

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    FYI

    We can do the CP3505n/CB442A for £305 inc FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY - In Stock
    Last edited by Mandy; 26th February 2009 at 10:13 AM. Reason: Typo

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    Our Price for the CP3505N is £310+vat and we have 100 in stock Free Delivery!

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